Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr

May 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Stanislaus.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Stanislaus was born in answer to prayer, when his parents were advanced in age. Out of gratitude they educated him for the Church. When his parents died, he sold their vast properties and gave the price to the poor. He was … Read more

Third Sunday After Easter

Today is the Third Sunday after Easter. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “You shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice.”–John 16. When Lucifer, with his followers, rebelled against his Maker, the kingdom of the angels became divided into two parts the good angels, or those who had remained faithful, forming one; the … Read more

Saint John before the Latin Gate

May 6 Today is the feast day of Saint John before the Latin Gate.  “The seething oil was changed for him into an invigorating bath, and the Saint came out more refreshed than when he had entered the cauldron.” (3) By Dom Prosper Gueranger 1870 The Beloved Disciple John, whom we saw standing near the … Read more

Saint Pius V, Pope

May 5 Today is the feast day of Saint Pius V.  Ora pro nobis. By Dom Prosper Gueranger 1870 …Today, there comes before us a holy Pope, who governed the Church in these latter times; he is worthy to stand amidst the Easter group of Pontiffs. Like Leo, Pius the Fifth was zealous in combating … Read more

Saint Florian, Martyr

May 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Florian.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Florian was born in the mid-third century A.D., perhaps around the year 250,somewhere around current-day Austria.  While little is known of his life other than his heroic exploits in the Army, it is clear that be 284, Saint Florian had converted … Read more

Saint Monica, Widow

May 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Monica.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine, the great teacher of sacred wisdom, was a native of Africa. She was doubly a mother to the Saint; for, she not only gave him earthly life, but also spiritual … Read more

Finding of the Holy Cross

May 3 Today is the feast day of the Finding of the Holy Cross. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877   The true Church celebrates today the discovery of that Cross which our Saviour and Redeemer has made holy, through the painful and ignominious death He suffered upon it for the salvation of all men. … Read more

Saint Athanasius, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church

May 2 Today is the feast day of Saint Athanasius.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 St. Athanasius, the great Doctor of the Church, and intrepid defender of the Catholic faith, was born. at Alexandria, the Capital of Egypt, in the year of our Lord 294. His parents, who belonged to the … Read more

Saint Peregrine Laziosi, Confessor

May 1 Today is the feast day of Saint Peregrine Laziosi.  Ora pro nobis. In 1283 Saint Philip, Prior General of the Friar Servants of Saint Mary, attempted to lead back to obedience to the Apostolic See the citizens of Forlì then under interdict. He was driven out of the city with insults and violence. … Read more

Saint Joseph the Worker

May 1 Today is the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker.  Ora pro nobis. Today is the  feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker, Our Mother’s husband, and foster-father to Our Lord and Savior, Jesus. This second feast day of Saint Joseph was instituted in 1955 by Pope Pius XII. Celebrated on May 1—a … Read more